By Sam Aydlette Currently, the U.S. Government restricts your economic transactions, as labor, goods, services, and all other commodities must be bought and sold according to their current dollar value. Simply put, legal tender laws have created a government-sponsored monopoly over what is considered money; other options that once functioned as money, such as gold […]
By Maria Stavrou Stories about the impending ‘fiscal cliff’ have been dominating the news lately, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle accusing those on the other of being unwilling to compromise to reach a solution in order to avert it. Central to this controversy has been Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for […]
By Sam Aydlette Many people are convinced that the Federal Reserve System is necessary for the continued prosperity of the United States. Yet few understand how the Federal Reserve operates. There are many misconceptions about both the role that the Federal Reserve plays and the consequences that result from its actions. The Government borrows money […]
Written by Sam Aydlette For many, the election on November 6 represented a polarized struggle between distinct ideological visions. Yet the differences between presidential candidates Romney and Obama were, for the most part, a reiteration of the same tired rhetoric of party politics. The reality is that both candidates would serve as co-conspirators of the […]
America is now using over 7,500 drones to strike targets in Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Drone strikes in Pakistan alone have killed up to 3,341 people so far, despite a lack of Congressional approval. But besides being illegal on Constitutional grounds, the drone strikes set dangerous new precedents that challenge the most basic […]
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